Boston Police report that people walking through Copley Square last evening objected to Adan Ibrahim's technique, which they say consisted of going up to them and demanding, "Give me a dollar or I'll punch you in the face."
He was charged with being a disorderly person.
Alecia Batson reports on a crack that starts at the foundation, goes at least 30 feet up and is large enough at some points to put your hand in. And it's on the Dartmouth Street side, right where the MBTA is doing its never-ending Copley work, which is why she's written an open letter to the T (speaking for herself, not the church) asking what it's going to do about it:
... The organ should not be played, now, as it could prompt large portions of the plaster to fall. This directly affects the Boston Secession concert that will take place there tomorrow evening, Friday, 5 December 2008, as the concert makes use of the organ. Will my friends' concert take place? We do not yet know. Tomorrow, structural engineers will determine if the sanctuary is even safe for habitation. Will church services take place this coming Sunday? Only time will tell. ...
A Proper Bostonian said farewell to the Copley Square farmers' market yesterday:
Celebration on the steps of the BPL in Copley Square last night:
Channel 5 reports.
BPL Main Branch steps filled with Obama supporters yelling "USA! USA! USA" and "Yes we can!"
Heather: "It's almost like a World Series celebration." Well, yeah, except without the rioting and people dying.
Scooterdude, that guy you see sailing around Copley Square on a scooter and a sail made out of a plastic bag, reports a Tokyo news crew spent some time videoing him recently:
... Perfect weather, gusty winds, to catch the scooter-sailing on video and carry the images off to Japan. ...
BostonZest reports on the fresh local organic ginger at the Copley Square farmer's market:
... Since 2006, Old Friends Farm has been experimenting with growing this tropical treasure right here in Massachusetts. Naturally, they plant it inside very early in the Spring.
"We have chosen not to use any fossil fuels to grow it, so for us that means growing it in a cold frame or an unheated greenhouse," said Farmer Casey Steinberg. ...
Michael Burstein reports Copley Square was just full of clowns this morning, for Cirque du Soleil.
Michael Burstein wonders:
When is it appropriate to interrupt a meeting at work to alert your co-workers to the presence of a red-tailed hawk?
Burstein found what seemed like an appropriate moment and so everybody broke for a few minutes and he took some photos of the hawk perched on the ledge outside their conference room nine stories above Copley Square today.
Wow, it looks even worse than our lawn:
Last week, there was some sort of event on Copley Square. A huge white tent was erected. I never found out what it was for. I wish I knew.
I hope they had a wonderful, WONDERFUL, time.
Being diabetic is no excuse for urinating in the middle of the Copley Square park, because there are a number of nearby public restrooms, Boston Police advise.
Also click on the link to read about Masshole justice in Dorchester.
... But by 10 a.m., dozens of police had surrounded the bank and were waiting for equipment to cut through the chains and the bicycle lock looped through the door and around one protester's neck. ...
The story also raises that perennial question: Is Copley Square part of downtown?
I was on Boylston Street in Copley Square around noon when a couple of motorcycle cops came through, lights flashing. Then these three runners (you can't tell from the photo, but the guy is holding a lit torch). Then several vehicles with monks and other people calling for human rights in Tibet. And then the regular flow of traffic.
Third Decade was probably picking feathers out of his camera after taking that photo at today's pillow fight in Copley Square.
... Many people saw me talking to one of the Banditos and asked me what political cause this rally was for. What's sad is that nobody seemed convinced when I told them this was just for fun. ...
Joe Driscoll managed to get just one shot:
It seemed like a nice day for walk. Perhaps over to Copley to visit the Library. The last thing I remember is a crazed individual and a Red Sox logo. Then the world went black.
Pillow fight on the Common.
Fabulously Out There is walking to work at the Pru this morning when she starts seeing weird people:
... Next, two men come toward dressed in bedsheets covered in fake blood.
At which point I an wondering....are they crusaders? It is Good Friday and we all know what the Catholics did back in the day. These two might be a bit much into it.
Then, suddenly, Wonder-freaking-Woman, just with different colors appears.
At this point I am doubting my sanity.
There were a few pirate as well....and....as I enter my office building, I see a dude walking around in what resembles a popcorn box (home made, think Halloween) that said "DUH" on it. ...
Hmm, sounds like a job for Anime Boston, which opens today at, tah dah, the Hynes.